Dude creates surfing gear out of cyanobacteria, eyes shoe market

In California, surfer-turned-entrepreneur Rob Falken is looking to make shoes from harmful algae called cyanobacteria. Falken’s company, Bloom, uses a mobile harvester to gather the...

Sitting on some wood – Lenzing’s latest goes to automotive seat covers

In Austria, Lenzing partnered up with Swiss automaker Rinspeed to expand into automotive seat covers and upholstery. Lenzing produces Tencel, a brand of lyocell...

100% Kona coffee now in biobased, recyclable coffee pods

In California, Pooki’s Mahi added 100% Kona KaKao coffee in bio-based pods in a limited release to their 100% Kona coffee product line giving...

Dutch research institute wants to make hospital stays greener

In the Netherlands, Wageningen University & Research is looking at ways to increase the use of biobased and biodegradable products in hospitals as a...

African forest leaf ‘eru’ beats Popeye’s iron-filled spinach as superfood

In Cameroon, with an iron content 85 percent higher than spinach, a new study suggests forest leaf, ‘eru’ is key to lower anemia rates...

Anellotech to plan commercial plant for Bio-TCat unit

In New York, Anellotech confirms significant progress in its Bio-TCat technology development program and has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a...

Researchers program biomaterials with ‘logic gates’ that release therapeutics in response to environmental triggers

In Washington, University of Washington scientists built and tested a new biomaterial-based hydrogel delivery system that will encase a desired cargo, like drug treatments,...

Who Owns the Cow Genome? The Battle Continues in Australia’s Legal System

In Australia, the legal fight continues over cow genes between Cargill USA and Branhaven LLC versus Meat and Livestock Australia and Dairy Australia, associations...

Greek startup turns washed up sea grass into durable products

In Greece, 24-year-old eco-entrepreneur Stravros Tsompanidis is turning the dead sea grass leaves that wash up on the country’s beaches into products such as...

UGA to test first fully biodegradable plastic straw

In Georgia, researchers at the University of Georgia’s New Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship Foundation will develop a fully biodegradable plastic straw...

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Dutch research envisions homes made from fungus

In The Netherlands, researchers at Utrecht University have submitted a paper detailing the potential for homes to be made out of fungus. The group evaluates...

Living, programmable robots raise ethics concerns

In Boston, researchers have created living, programmable organisms that could one day have widespread applications, including cleaning microplastics from the oceans. Dubbed xenobots by their...

Itaconix and Nouryon terminate chelates deal

In the United Kingdom, Itaconix and chemical giant Nouryon have mutually agreed to terminate an agreement in which Nouryon exclusively distributes Itaconix’s biobased chelating...